Health promoting places

There are a variety of different ways organisations can support and develop their environment. Follow these guides and develop your strategy for providing healthy catering options, no-smoking policies and offering staff the opportunity to be healthier at work.

Organisations need to develop health promotion tools and aim to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavioural change and environmental support.

The Department of Health has a toolkit to support a hospital food and drink strategy, including nutritious and healthy food for patients, staff and visitors and sustainable food for all:

  Department of health: A toolkit to support the development of a hospital food and drink strategy

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust developed this food and drink strategy using the Department of Health toolkit:

  West Hertfordshire’s Hospital: Food and drink strategy 2016/19

This article from Public Health England talks through some of the challenges of becoming a smoke-free hospital and how to overcome these:

  Smokefree NHS – Troubleshooting Tips for Hospitals 

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